Henry Kiyomi Akiyama at the Pacific Goldfish Farm, post WWII in 1945. The Akiyamas "are formerly of Poston and report no difficulties in disposing of all goldfish they are able to deliver to the market." (Photo, UC Berkeley Bancroft Library)
Furuta went to work his own land at Wintersburg (Warner) Avenue and Nichols Lane, while Cole invited Akiyama to stay and live on his ranch.
"But this bookkeeper told the government that Mr. Akiyama turned over all rights to manage the business to this manager and himself. He told the officers, 'Don't call Mr. Akiyama at the camp. Ask me any questions you have about the business.' And the government couldn't find any wrongdoing in his business." Akiyama remembers his Caucasian employees being on the receiving end of discrimination because they had been hired by a Japanese American.
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